‘Minneapolis: The Curious Twin,’ A Reexamination

Journalist Carey McWilliams wrote a famous article in 1946 called “Minneapolis: The Curious Twin.” It established an enduring impression of Minneapolis as the “capital of antisemitism” in mid-20th-century America. Join historian Laura Weber as she takes a close look at the “Curious Twin.” What was the article’s genesis? Who was its author? What was its contemporary reception? The discussion is based on her recent article in Middle West Review, which demythologizes McWilliams’ characterization of Minneapolis as the U.S. capital of antisemitism. The event is free and open to all. Reservations requested.

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Date:
October 19
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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https://www.continuum.umn.edu/event/minneapolis-the-curious-twin-a-reexamination/

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Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
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612-625-0192
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umja@umn.edu
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Venue

120 Andersen Library
University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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